I absolutely cannot believe that my last posting was at the end of September.... WOW!
Well I am back with a vengence and have so much to share. It's killing me to try to hold this post
back from posting and sharing everything I have done since September.
To start with I think I can adequately described "Pinterest" as my new obsession. One of the many
ideas I like to get from there is hairdo's for Isabella. Her hair has gotten so long and it is a ton of FUN trying new things with it.
Here is a simple braid twist and stuck paper flowers in it.
We also finally finished up her bedroom. I may have to take time later to get better pictures. These here just do not do it justice. She was so excited .... Damien created a dressing room for her that is just her size. The bed we got from IKEA (yup a queen sz) and he also strung lights around it to create a very ethereal effect. The ceiling was painted a darker purple than the walls and the chandelier came from Overstock.
So let's talk New Years resolutions. How do you all feel about them? I normally don't like to make any but I did make an exception this year. I decided I was really going to try to learn to bake. Not that I don't know the basics but I guess I just have never really enjoyed it and I hate to make my kids & Damien feel like they are missing out on eating yummy things just because I refuse to do it. So in a way this New Years I decided I would stretch myself and make things with baking that I normally would never consider doing. I got started right away when I decided to have a New Years Day Party for my family. And a common baked good for a Puerto Rican family is an "Upside Down Pineapple Cake". Thanks to Pinterest I was able to create something for them but with a new twist. What I did were individual cakes for every one. I am so proud of my self! Here is what I did and how they turned out:
- Jumbo Muffin Pan (Got mine at Walmart)
- Duncan Hines Pineapple Supreme Mix (Sure could have made it myself but this mix is sooo YUMMY and works perfect)
- 2 cans of Pineapples
- A jar of Maraschino Cherries
- 2/3 cups of packed Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup of melted Butter
- 3 Eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Cut your cherries in half.
Wait about a minute before inverting but not too much longer as you want them to slide out smoothly.